Sagging or deflated breasts are a common concern for patients visiting our practice for the first time. These women usually assume they will need breast augmentation to restore their breasts to a more perky, youthful position. Yet after a thorough physical assessment, it turns out that a breast lift (mastopexy) is an appropriate procedure to bring back their breasts’ natural balance.
Sagging breasts are actually a normal part of aging. Aside from the effects of gravity and natural skin aging, the following factors also lead to breast sagging:
- Running (and other similarly vigorous activities) without support
- Body weight fluctuations
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Smoking, as it reduces the production of collagen and elastin (responsible for skin elasticity)
- Sun damage that breaks down collagen
A breast lift is all in the name: it is a surgical procedure that lifts sagging breast tissue to restore rounded breasts and a more youthful appearance. Breast tissue and excess skin are removed and the remaining tissues are tightened to restore the breasts’ shape. The nipples can also sag and point downward with sagging breast tissue. They will be repositioned to sit proportionally on the newly reshaped and lifted breasts.
If larger breasts are desired, patients can choose to combine their breast lift with augmentation for added enhancement. Your breast implants will be customized to your individual goals with the option of saline or silicone implants in a variety of styles.
Before deciding on any procedure, you’ll need to have an in-depth discussion of your options with Dr. Kayastha, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY. You should be able to identify your specific cosmetic goals and communicate them clearly. Then he will create a customized breast lift plan based on your body anatomy and plastic surgery expectations.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about your breast lift options! Call our office or fill out an online contact form to schedule an appointment with us. We look forward to your visit!